On December 1st 2013, Sony is releasing the world’s lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens full-framed sensor cameras. Sony boasts that no other full framed, interchangeable-lens camera is light or portable as the a7K and the a7R. Image source: Sony.com
Sony® α7K Features
The a7k sports a 24.3 MP of rich detail, true-to-life 2.4 million-dot OLED viewfinder, Wi-Fi® sharing and even comes with an expandable shoe system. And the best part is, its compact size. With a smaller size you can carry it more places and have less of a burden then you might have when you carry your big DSRL camera.
Features taken directly from Sony…
- World’s lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera1
- Full Frame 24.3MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
- Fast Hybrid AF with phase-detection for DSLR-like speed
- Fast Intelligent AF optimized for full-frame sensor
- Direct access interface for fast, natural shooting
- Connect to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
- Compatible with Sony E-mount and full frame lenses
- 28-70mm (SEL2870) full-frame lens included
Thoughts on the Sony 24.3 MP a7K (Alpha 7 ILCE-7K/B)
Over the last few years, I have been impressed with Sony’s line of mirrorless and DSLR cameras. At first I was a die hard Canon fan from back in the days of film cameras. Then when the DSLRs took off, my thoughts on Canon changed. Then I got my hand on a few Nikon DSLRs. I tried out the both beginner level and Professional cameras and knew my next DSLR purchase would be a Nikon.
But now, I’m not so sure I want to go that route. Recently, I purchased Sony Nex-3n (review coming soon) and I love the camera. Its fast, it takes great picture, but the lens that came with it has to be upgraded.
Since purchasing the Sony NEX-3n, I have been thinking about purchasing one of the Sony full-framed cameras as my main camera or go with the NEX-7. But after reading about the new a7 and the a7R, I can have the best of both worlds. I can have a full-framed sensor in the compact size of a mirrorless camera. These two cameras are definitely going on the list of high end cameras.
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